Convicted Sex Offender Accused Of Attacking Woman At Phoenix Airport: ‘Do You Want To Die Today?’

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Source: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Mar. 21 2023, Published 11:33 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of attacking a woman at the Phoenix airport and asking her if she was ready to die, authorities said.

Around 12:15 p.m. on March 17, Michael Colville, 61, entered an elevator with the alleged victim in the parking garage at Sky Harbor International Airport, KSAZ-TV reported, citing court records.

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The documents allege that when the woman arrived on her floor at Economy Lot B, Colville allegedly followed her to where her vehicle was parked and pushed her.

“She fell face down on the back seat of her vehicle,” the court documents state. “The suspect then asked the victim ‘Do you want to die today?’ The victim replied, saying that it wasn't her day.”

"The suspect held the victim down while stating several times ‘Do you want to die today?’" the documents continue. "The victim continued to struggle, pushing the suspect away until the suspect eventually walked away."


The woman was able to fend off Colville by kicking him in the groin, knocking off a pair of glasses he was wearing, according to the records.

The victim later identified Colville from a police lineup, and a day after the attack he was arrested at his home, police said.

Colville faces kidnapping charges and was being held at the county jail.

According to KPNX, Maricipa County court records show the suspect is a convicted sex offender and listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

Colville’s bond was set at $50,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court on March 28.


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